‘Green’ business associations are a great way for like-minded businesses to learn, share and go green together.
Here are some business associations that focus on being green:
- David Suzuki @ Work
- Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA)
- Green Enterprise Toronto
Available for free to download online, the David Suzuki @ Work Toolkit is an extensive guide packed with activity ideas, case studies, and useful tips all geared to help your company reach its sustainability goals. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/green-your-workplace/download-our-free-toolkit/
For a more in-depth, interactive way to apply green practices in your workplace, the David Suzuki Foundation offers Ambassador Workshops to members of Vancouver and Toronto’s business communities. Led by trained volunteers, these sessions will help your office develop a program to implement meaningful change. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/green-your-workplace/invite-an-ambassador-to-work/
TABIA is a non-profit organization that works with over 68 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) in the City of Toronto. Overall, more than 27,000 business & property owners are represented by member BIAs.
GreenTbiz develops and delivers energy conservation programs to Toronto BIAs. It was introduced by the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) in 2006. Programs include lighting retrofits using LED technology, photovoltaic solar panels and more. GreenTbiz’s Smart Mentoring program that brings BIA members and mentors together share successes and learnings.
Toronto’s regional green business helps green minded businesses connect with other green businesses and customers.